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nominee making inelegant remarks that the obama campaign quickly poupesed on. meantime, some conservatives are calling for more of the tone from governor romney. all of this comes as two new tracking polls had race at virtual dead heat. gallup has president obama leading by one point. rasmussen has governor romney up two. carl cameron begins our coverage tonight. >> reporter: mitt romney for the first time ever opened rundraiser for cameras today. it was in the works for weeks but comes amid new controversy for remarks caught on tape in may at rundraiser. romney spoke with neil neil cavuto. >> this is a message i am carrying day in and day out. this is the decision about the course of america and where we are going to head. we have seen the president's policies play out over the last four years. >> reporter: romney summoned the press for rare evening news conference to explain. >> it's not elegantly stated. i'll put it that way. >> reporter: on the tape from may, he referred to president's support in the polls. democrats say he dissed half the country. >> the 47% with him believe they are
perdue, ted strickland, now a national co-chair of obama's e re-election campaign and actor and musician jeff bridges will be with us tomorrow morning as well. he'll be performing on the main stage at carolina fest 2012. right now we have to get to cnn newsroom with zoraida. >> i thought were you going to take another hour. >> no, all you. >>> happening now in the newsroom are you better off now than four years ago? it is the question this morning as the nation's focus turns from tampa to charlotte and the democratic national convention. all of this as we wait on f friday's very important jobs report. >>> runaway truck. runaway truck. amazing video to show you. a monster truck mishap, losing control and careening right into a crowd. >>> and how do you spell relief? as millions of us are taking a long labor day weekend, where are the lower gas prices we heard about last week? plus, royal rappelling from high above london. the duke of york, yes, almost 100 feet in the air. see what it's like going down the side of a skyscraper. and roddick stays alive, staving off retirement a
that is almostatz important. president obama went in 2009 and had the speech in cairo reaching out saying we changing the relationship with muslim nations. this does not bode well for that in pointing out the difference compare to him and bush. >> brian: biggest thing not calling egypt a ally. who is the hillary clinton. she only wanted 24 years whompt could be next. senator kerry or the ambassador we saw spinning things and possibly the disillusion with the truth. ambassador susan rice. >> steve: it looks like the smart money said she would wind up with a national security job in the second term of a barack obama administration. >> gretchen: we'll continue to talk about this. are the obama's chicken's coming home to roost? many foretold the deadly attack. i a plane comes in for a landing and minus wheels. that's why we are showing it to you. >> steve: old double nickel. ♪ come on baby, and rescue. ♪ come on, baby. and rescue me. ♪ cause i need you by my side. ♪ can't you see that i am lonely .... i love this time of year. it's all about change. the kids are going back to school, it'
machine, and was taking on john mccain. at that point the obama posters were fresh and new, hadn't faded yet. to some degree we're going to be remind the of the 2008. the comparisons will be made. i don't think there's going to be the same excitement in the convention hall for barack obama that there was last time around. people are going to be asking why that is, and it's going to have something to do with the obama record. it's going to have something to do with the way he's conducted his presidency. that's something democrats are going to have to explain. >> 30 seconds. >> the president was not challenged in the primaries. a new president seeking re-election. if he wins, he will be for the second time truly historic. the last time we elected with an employment rate above as it raying raying. it dropped continuously the year before. a plummet raise has not dropped. it's ticked upped in recent months. if president obama winds, it will be because of demographic shifts, his ability to persuade voters. it's better than the alternative. be historic. >> we will see you both in charlotte. c-s
, an important new poll shows president obama pulling ahead in yet another important swing state. wolf blitzer's off today. i'm joe johns in a very rainy washington, d.c. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the fallout over mitt romney's complaint that 47% of americans will vote for the president no matter what he says. those 47% are "dependent on government, believe they are victims" and in romney's words "my job is not to worry about those people." the remarks are from a nearly hour long of a secretly recorded video of a romney fundraiser last may. the video obtained by the left leaning magazine mother jones that posted the entire interview. let's bring in chief political analyst gloria borger. fascinating story. so much has happened over the last 24 hours. you had quite an article online today. and i just want to read part of that. romney has a businessman's approach to politics which means he sizes up an audience and figures out what he needs to cut the deal and he does it and expects it to work. >> he's a businessman and he wanted them to write checks. what do you do when yo
. this is a very important battleground state. remember, barack obama won the state four years ago. he was the first democrat victory since 1964 to win. as for ad spending, take a look at this. almost $12 million spent by president obama's election campaign and super pacs backing him. romney, just under 12 as well. independent super pacs backing him. the ad wars focused in the virginia beach, norfolk, tidewater area, virginia, noern virginia outside of d.c. those are the big markets in virginia and those are the big swing areas in virginia. victor. >> they are spending a lot on the ads and gas to get there. they are going to virginia over and over and over this season. >> they sure are. overall the president made seven trips or swings through virginia just recently on tuesday. remember, when he kicked off his first rallies in may he started in ohio, the second rally right here in virginia. romney, this will be the seventh trip, six swings since the general election started. remember, where did he announce his running mate paul ryan, just down the street here in norfolk, virginia. yeah,
the south and north towers fell. good morning. i'm willie geist. this is "way too early." president obama will attend a wreath laying at the pentagon and joe biden welcomes the passengers and terrorists who welcomed the field. they will start construction of museum. the stand off involved a private charity headed by mayor bloomburg and the port authority of new york and new jersey which owns the world trade center sight. under the deal, ownership of the land is transferred to the foundati foundation. mayor bloomburg talked about the agreement yesterday. >> we are going build a museum that is important to the families of the 9/11 victims and to all of those who contributed photos and moe mentos and trying to preserve the memory of those that they loved that are no longer here. >> construction on the museum should resume by the end of the month. it's unclear when it should be completed. a piece in the new york times reports new information about what president bush and his administration were told by intelligence agencies in the months leading up to 9/11. according to vanity fair, the forme
anniversary of the 9-11 attacks president obama and romney are pulling putting tol picks aside and pulling negative ads today. >> good morning to you. today is the day free of political rank core and one focused on american unit. neither candidate are appearing at overtly political events. on their mind right now honoring the victims and those who served during 9-11. at 8:48 this morning the president and first lady will observe a moment of silence to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9-11 attack. the president plans to speak to americans about giving honor to members of the military and first responders. gop political candidate governor mitt romney issued a statement in observance of 9-11 stating america shalrie main ever vigilant against those who will do us harm. we extend our gratitude to the brave troops who have gone into battle and some never return so that we may live in peace. paul ryan of wisconsin haven't scheduled any public event. joe biden is expect to do tand a memorial service in shanksville pennsylvania where the jetliner crashed that one believed to be on the way to the ca
on everything from foreign policy to the economy. at one point he calls president obama supporters "people who are dependent upon the government who believe they are victims." listen. >> the president starts off with 48 or 49, a huge number, people who pay no income tax, 47 percent of americans pay no income tax. our message of low taxes does not connect. they will talk about tax cuts to the rip. that is what they sell every four years. my job, then, is not to worry about them, i will never get those people. i have to convince the 5 percent to 10 percent that are independent. >>shepard: everyone who is not required to pay federal income tax is not an obama supporter or does he consider himself a victim. according to the tax policy center of those who do not pay federal income taxes 44 percent are retired and 30 percent get credits because they have children and, or, are among the working poor who do not make enough money to be required to pay taxes. governor mitt romney any responded to the firestorm over the video in a short news conference last night saying that his position was not el guara
. on the right, president obama delivering remarks at a campaign stop in kissimmee, florida. on the left, governor mitt romney addressing supporters in virginia beach before heading off to a second and final campaign stop in richmond, virginia. we are following both of those campaigns, of course. chief white house correspondent ed henry is traveling with the president in kissimmee. first, we begin with chief congressional correspondent, carl cameron in boston. virginia has a lot of military jobs. how did romney use that to appeal to old dominion voters today? >> very deliberate, as a matter of fact. he was down in virginia beach, an area where there is lots of military families, active and retired. a big, big part of the economy. also a big part of the economy in northern virginia. around washington, d.c what he was doing was two pronged approach. trying to appeal to pocketbook issues for people who do depend on those types of military-relatessed jobs, but also to american heart strings and make the argument that the american military deserves better support. and what mr. romney did was
to conflict with the position of president obama, at least not publicly and that the u.s. and israeli governments do share a common goal. and i should say this too. the israeli prime minister, before embarking to the united states, made remarks briefly yesterday on the holiest day, right before the holiest day in the jewish calendar, yom kippur. he said this speaking about mahmoud ahmadinejad speaking at the united nations on that very same day. and i quote. on this day when we pray to be inscribed to the book of life a platform was given to a dictatorial regime who tries at every step to sentence us to death. it is position of the israeli prime minister if not stopped iran will developed enriched-uranium that could be used to make a bomb as early as spring of 2013. we expect him to elaborate on that in just the next few moments. megyn. megyn: david lee miller, thank you so. there was, as we've always heard from iran some bellicose language from its leader in the united nations. israel will have the chance to respond after mr. netanyahu speaks, we will be joined live right here for re
defensive statement by president obama than to say, finally, he didn't mention it in two state of the union speeches, climate change is not a hoax. that's a real aggressive statement. that would have made teddy roosevelt proud and jimmy carter. you don't have a political infrastructure on capitol hill and many state legislatures. they are running away from the issue. not time to talk about why, but they are running away from the issue. they're not even criticizing nuclear power. they're cutting deals. not talking about a carbon tax, which corporate knights has written about and in the current issue. those are the three outcries that are necessary. and the never more capable technology and recent breakthroughs on solar and wind power are very impressive and becoming a worldwide industry. and the physical manifestations of our environmental crisis, drought and horrendous storms, certainly are perceived as dangerous by everybody who's affected by them. so we live in a peculiar situation of great opportunity and capability, but not great mobilization with the usual exceptions. i don't usually d
election day. >> harris: governor romney calls it the hangover after president obama's big party. >> when i create jobs we need to create to put americans back to work. >> harris: the president says governor romney's plan is not the answer. >> tax cuts to help you lose a few extra pounds. tax cuts to improve your love life. >> tonight, the race for the white house heads into the home stretch. >> harris: and a driver passes out on the highway with a little girl in the backseat. >> a lot of traffic, i didn't want the situation to get worse. >> we will meet the hero who stopped a run away car. we begin tonight with what could be a major challenge for president obama as he seeks re-election. i'm harris faulkner in tonight for shep. this morning, we got word the unemployment rate had dipped and not for a reason though that anybody wanted to see. the labor department reporting the unemployment rate fell to 8.1% last month. down from 8.3% in july. sounds good on its face. but the big reason that it dropped is that a lot of americans simply gave up looking for work. nearly 370,000 people according
that barack obama has had is this deep sense of ambivalence. they still like him and support him by a wide margen, but all those same polls show they are not sure they're going to get up and vote for him on election day because they have mixed feelings about his immigration policy, a policy that has torn apart hundreds of thousands of families and deported over 1.5 million people. so there was always an opening for romney and the republican party to take advantage of barack obama's support among latinos, which is an inch thick and a mile wide, but, bow, mitt romney has blown it, and he continues to blow it because he doesn't get the beat. he doesn't understand the first thing about latinos even though his dad was born in mexico. isn't that ironic? >> you know, simply put, you know, you write in your commentary that romney's comments are clearly absurd and so it's hard to take him seriously. did the rich white guy really claim to want to be latino because he thought it would help him win the presidency? well, that's strange, you write. being latino didn't seem to help bill richardson, the f
. >> we didn't have a 10:00 show, because we had to do romney and obama again, both of you -- >> you are getting me started early. only so much revealing i want obama and romney to continue doing. i think -- i think they have been revealed enough, okay? >> and you want a real honest picture of somebody, aski the people close to them, who will reveal all their dirty secrets on television. >> "saturday night live" says good-bye to fred armistead and hello to jay pharoah. >> now, i know i'm not perfect. i'm just -- i'm aloof. ah, i'm overconfident. >> all right, so, ben, you're a comedian. did he do better than fred? >> i think his voice more accurate. but believe it or not, his face doesn't look anywhere near as obama like. i don't think they can meld the two. keep fred's face and use haroldharoljay's voice. >> what do you think? >> i don't know if he does better than fred, but he does better than obama he seems to connect and have real comedic timing. i'm all for him. >> i had grant that you point, he did capture how unexcited obama is these days when he speaks with his ahs. his campa
announced today the additional surge troops that president obama sent to afghanistan have left the country. 100,000 nato troops still there including 68,000 young americans. and a deadly day in neighboring pakistan. massive government-back antiamerican protests today. government backed threat ton further strain whatever ties are left between the u.s. and pakistan. the pakistani government declared a national holiday and encouraged peaceful demonstrations against the low budget antiamerican i should say antiislam video that mocked the prophet muhammad but this is not what peace looks like. in caucuse karachi armed protes fired on police, killed one and hurt another. police responded firing tear gas and live ammunition into a crowd of some 15,000. more than a dozen people reported dead in the chaos. the pakistani prime minister today called the international community to pass laws to prehe vent people from insulting the prophet muhammad. pass laws. and the foreign minister filed a formal complaint with an american diplomat. protesters in half a dozen countries rallied a country today. in ira
, consumer driven approach. jon: then this response from the obama campaign. they say it's shocking that a candidate for president of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy don't nors that half the american people view themselves as victims, entitled to handouts and are unwilling to take personal responsibility for their lives. hard to serve as president for all americans when you have disdainfully written off half the nation. that from campaign manager jim mess send that. how different is this if at all. that president obama sad at private event that americans were clinging to their guns or religion? >> i don't think it is all that different at all at the time the remarks got a lot of attention. people wondered if it would change the trajectory of the campaign as the kind of people that were supporting obama at the time, they're going to hear this, oh, my god they won't like him. as it turned out didn't bother them all that much. he did very well with working class voters, working class whites, people in pennsylvania and ohio he was suppose
. the video shows governor romney telling his donors the 47% of americans who support president obama, quote, are dependent upon government, believe that they are victims, believe the government has a responsibility to care for them and pay no income tax. not everybody is required to pay federal income tax. according to the tax policy center, people who make below $26,000 a year don't pay because of their low income. others get credit because they have children. today governor romney told fox news he has no problem with some people not paying taxes. >> there are a number of retirees, members of the military and so forth who aren't paying taxes and that's as it should be. but i do believe that we should have enough jobs and enough take home pay such that people have the privilege of higher incomes that allow them to be paying taxes. i think people would like to be paying taxes. the good news is if you're doing well enough financially that you can pay a tax. >> shep: he says he was talking about just the process of campaigning when he said this at a fund-raiser back in may. >> shep: today pres
. >>first lady michelle obama took the stage for opening night of the democratic national convention. she spoke about her husband's upbringing and the course he has set for the country. >>i have gotten to see up close and personal what being president really looks like ... i can honestly say that when it comes to his character conviction and his heart barack obama is still the same man that i fell in love with all of those years ago ... >>the first lady also said her husband has proved his values, vision and courage. she made the pitch for the president's re-election bid saying he was the same person who voters embraced four years ago. thousands of obama supporters got some bad news today ... when they found out they won't be able to attend the president's convention speech. wgn's frank holland is live at the dnc in charlotte with details. >>tens of thousands of credential holders were hoping to see barack obama outside the back of the bank of america stadium ... but since it is getting taken indoors there's not enough room ... delegates and others were hoping to see another out tour a
as a basis for peace in our world. >> next wednesday, october 3rd, mitt romney and president obama meet in their first presidential debate moderated by jim lehrer of the "newshour" from the university of denver. watch and engage with c-span including our live debate preview at 7 p.m. eastern, the debate at 9, and of after the debate your reaction, calls, e-mails and tweets. follow us on c-span, c-span radio and online at c-span.org. >> next, three former obama administration pentagon officials defend the president's foreign policy and national security record while criticizing mitt romney. moderated by former cnn, cnn contributor bill schneider, the discussion focuses largely on iran's nuclear program and america's presence in afghanistan. this event, which took place yesterday, runs about an hour, and we'll show you as of this as we can until the pentagon briefing scheduled at 2 p.m. eastern. >> struggling in, and you're encouraged to help yourself to coffee, food, whatever you need. my name's mike bennett, on behalf of my colleagues, jim kessler -- who's here somewhere -- sean gibbons
.last of those it was december 1, 2009, at west point, that president obama announced the surge. >> and as commander-in-chief i have determined it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> reporter: at that time he also announced a schedule for their withdrawal, a goal that has now been met. 33,000 u.s. troops took part in the surge. 10,000 of them were out by july of last year. and the remaining 23,000 are now gone. but in his statement, the defense secretary had a sobering reminder saying, "it is important to underscore that even as our surge troops return home, there are roughly 68,000 americans who remain in a tough fight in afghanistan, alongside their nato and afghan partners. we are a nation at war." the human toll of the surge was tremendous. of the almost 2,000 u.s. casualties in afghanistan, 57% happened during the surge. now those who remain face the die-hard insurgents and the growing threat of insider attacks. the deadline to bring the final american troops home is still 2014. muhammad leila, abc news, kabul. zbhoo
insurance, the reason why i am leaning toward obama -- and i really do not know what obamacare is, but from what i understand ifrom mitt romney, he doesn't believe in any care. my husband has high blood pressure. he was not a mechanic ever insurance we went to, and he could not pass the physical. the insurance company would not injure him. i tried to buy him insurance. as soon as he said he was employed independent, nobody would injure him. that is my big issue. when people have worked their whole lives and they get sick, we should be able to buy insurance. host: dr. makary, what role -- and if you want to address her specific point, that is fine, but what role do the insurance companies play in this unaccountableness, as you call it? guest: we have had no good ways to measure the quality of health care. the insurance companies have been eager to get into the business of looking at performance and use it as a way to pay hospitals and doctors. the problem is, we have not had a good measure until now. there is a very exciting revolution taking place in medical care now. it is in medicare webs
. we voted 32 times to repeal obamacare. obama does care more than i can say for some. we had time for voting to repeal obamacare 32 times, but didn't have any time to offer serious fixes to the economy. and i just want to mention that president obama, to his credit, has done, i think great and excellent work in offering solutions. they simply have been ignored. it's really kind of sad when you think about the fact that the president has offered real serious and important solutions to the problems of the nation and yet they really have not been seriously addressed. for example, the president called us all here and talked about the american jobs act. this is a great piece of legislation. but you know, mr. speaker, we never even had a vote on it. we never even had an opportunity to say who wants the american jobs act. it was simply something that the republican majority in the house wouldn't even address. the fact is, there were great ideas in this bill. and i want to talk about those ideas, because i think they would really do a lot of good. it includes a national infrastructure, a
. under the leadership of president obama and the international community, the united nations has put them under some of the strongest sanctions today. oil exports have been correct. the iranian economy has been hit hard. it does have an effect on the economy. we must face the truth. sanctions have not stopped iran's nuclear program. according to the international atomic energy agency, during the last year alone, iran has doubled the number of energy uses in its underground nuclear facility. at this late hour, there is only one way to peacefully prevent iran from getting atomic bombs, and that is by placing a clear nucleare on iran's weapons program. [applause] red lines do not lead to war. they prevent war. look at nato's charter. it made clear that an attack on one member country would be considered an attack on all. new's redlined helps keep the peace in europe for nearly half a century -- red lines have helped keep the peace in europe for nearly half a century. and help preserve the peace for decades. it is the failure to place red lines that has often invited aggression. if it were dr
a public service announcement paid for by the u.s. government featuring u.s. president barack obama and u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. both condemning the movie and violence. it was an obvious attempt to calm things down. based on the pictures that we saw today it didn't. these folks were determined to come out. it's critical to point out despite the dramatic pictures, the people who sparked the violence still in the minority. they're the ones making the headlines. >> we wish safety to reza, and everyone in that region. here's what else we're working on this hour. >> the president and paul ryan pitch themselves to the aarp. hear what they told a 350 plus crowd in new orleans about their health care and social security. zimpl lines are stretching for blocks to buy a new iphone. we look at the cult-like following for apple. >>> it's any weekend from made-up languages to 1960s threads. the amazing details behind the hit shows. with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-nar
quo has not worked. we cannot afford four more years of barack obama and we are not going to have four more years of barack obama. we talked to cnbc host maria bartiromo about wall street's view of the economy. this is 50 minutes. >> host: joining us from our new york studio is a familiar face to anyone who is turned on cnbc, maria bartiromo who is the anchor of closing bell on that channel. maria bartiromo i want to start by asking about to headline this morning in "the wall street journal." the side-by-side numbers trouble ahead. this is about the drop in durable goods that was reported yesterday and the headline next to it is, obama trumpets revised job data, saying we are adding jobs. how would you describe our economy today? >> guest: i think right now the economy has worsened. you have got a jobs problem pretty severe and persistent. at 8.1% of the country without a job and of course we know that does not include those who have simply stopped looking so then employment rate is or like 11 or 12% of the country. you mentioned the durable goods numbers yesterday. that indicated thin
and president obama meet in the first presidential debate, moderated by jim lehrer of "the newshour." what can engage with c-span, including our live previous at 7:00 p.m. eastern, the debate at 9:00, and after the debate, your reaction. follow our live coverage on c- span, c-span radio, and c- span.org. >> defense secretary leon panetta today said it was obvious the killing of four americans at a u.s. consulate in libya was a terrorist attack. he also said more attacks on american soldiers by afghan soldiers are likely. the remarks came this afternoon with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. >> since the general dempsey just returned from the war front, we thought it would be worth making some comments on afghanistan -- since the general did see just returned from the war front -- since general dempsey just returned from the war front. i will invite general dempsey to share his comments as well. last week, we completed the drawdown of 33,000 surge forces that the president ordered to afghanistan in december 2009. as i said in announcing this milestone last week, it is clear that the su
a president who would be evaluated, like president obama, can you give me your forethought on obama? >> guest: one thing, and i hope this is not too annoying, if you are a true historian, the idea is that unlike current analyst who wait 30 or 40 years and get the documents that people did not see in real-time and also know how the story turned out so that you could gain ahistorical view -- i was we can do that with health care yet. i think on obama, what was your other question? >> host: bernie is now gone. he wanted to talk about presidential cowardice. >> guest: oh, yes, that's right. in my mind, the worst circle of hell should be for a president of doctors the issues of the most important time. if you're trying to think of an example, i think president buchanan would regret the top of the scale. because for four years he tried to dodge the issue of slavery. he didn't want to get involved. he didn't want to make himself unpopular. the result was that when it really came to a head in 1861, once abraham lincoln had the presidency, the conflict over slavery was four years were violent, four ye
evaluate president obama in terms of his health care program? would you consider that an exercise in presidential courage? >> guest: non obama -- i hope this is not too annoying. if you are a historian the idea is unlike current analysts you wade through 40 years and get the documents people did not see in real time and you know how the story turned out so you can and give essentially historical view with some retrospect which obviously we can't do with health care. the jury is out for historians on obama. what was your other question? >> host: bernie is gone. i thought he wanted to talk about presidential cowardice. >> guest: that is exactly right. the worst circle of hell should be reserved for a president who dodges the most important issues of his time and i think if you are trying to think of an example president buchanan would be at the top of the scale because the four years he tried to dodge the issue of slavery. didn't want to get involved or make himself unpopular and the results was when it came to a head in 1861 once abraham lincoln had the presidency the conflict over
some real serious infighting between president obama's own national security team and senior people at the state department over the whole question of, was it wise to try to broach potential piece take the taliban? and we wound up spending 18 months fighting with one another in washington as opposed to uniting in common purpose to try to achieve the president's goal in the country. >> host: who is summer koy. >> guest: she is a young american woman who -- there she is on the bottom right there -- who has extensive foreign development experience and put her hand up to go to a afghanistan to try to rebuild the country to work for the u.s. agency for international development, and the south she'd be out there, able to work with afghanses, trying to pursue projects that would be helpful to the afghan people and support the overall american strategy for trying to stabilize the country. the problem was that when she got out to kabul. she was essentially a prisoner on the giant u.s. embassy compound. she couldn't get authorization to drive out and about, in kabul. was restricted in terms o
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